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riding through a back burn

Derby

August 8th 2007
What a couple days of fires. As we rode into Fitzroy Crossing last night a guy was back burning the grass and shrubs next to the road so the major fire we’d been chasing most of the afternoon wouldn’t jump the road. We slept with the smell of smoke all around us. The campground/hotel there assured us that the place wouldn’t burn down in the night. “We keep the grass short and greener aroun ... read more
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Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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